FELDSER - more research aids #general


Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Ann Rabinowitz had done a fabulous job of using the information in one
record to work up a family tree. But she has stopped too quickly!

The Southern Israelite was a newspaper featuring the lives of the Jews
in the South >from 1925 to 1986 (when its name was changed). The Digital
Library of Georgia has digitized issues of the Southern Israelite for
the years 1929 to 1986. You can search it at:
http://israelite.galileo.usg.edu/israelite/search

When I searched for FELDSER, I found several pages of references,
including Max's obituary, several daughter's wedding announcements (a
great source of married names for women!), and various vacations of
Jewish organization chairmanships for family members.

The Southern Israelite covered social news >from across the South, if you
are looking for family south of the Mason Dixon line, you should give it
a try.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia


Ann Rabinowitz
 

Thanks to Peggy Freedman for reminding me that I had forgotten to mention using
the wonderful "Southern Israelite" newspaper to locate information on Southern
Jewish families. This was in particular reference to the FELDSER family and
their relatives. One of the interesting things I learned >from looking up the
FELDSER family name in the newspaper was that Max Feldser's son Robert had
married a Cydel Cohen, whose grandfather Rabbi Samuel Cohen of Charleston, SC,
had married them.

In addition, it reminded me that you can look up not only individuals, but towns
and places as well as organizations or businesses. All of these things are very
important in expanding what you can learn about your relatives and the way they
lived and worked. For instance, I tried looking up whether my Young Judaea
meetings were reported on. The reason for my particular interest was that I had
a wonderful photograph of my Young Judaea Regional Meeting which had been held
in Atlanta, GA, and I had wanted to identify all the people in it whose names I
had, by now, mostly forgotten entirely. However, I found that they weren't in
this particular newspaper, although they had been in others. There were
informational stories or adverts regarding the Young Judaea Camps which I had
attended which brough back many memories.

So, it is always a pleasure when someone reads your posting and responds so
readily like Peggy Freedman did and with such a good resource. I would also add
a resource which is the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities:
http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ which is part of the Goldring / Woldenberg
Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Lots of great information there.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Ann Rabinowitz
 

Thanks to Peggy Freedman for reminding me that I had forgotten to mention
using the wonderful "Southern Israelite" newspaper to locate information
on Southern Jewish families. This was in particular reference to the
FELDSER family and their relatives. One of the interesting things I
learned >from looking up the FELDSER family name in the newspaper was
that Max Feldser's son Robert had married a Cydel Cohen, whose grandfather
Rabbi Samuel Cohen of Charleston, SC, had married them.

In addition, it reminded me that you can look up not only individuals,
but towns and places as well as organizations or businesses. All of
these things are very important in expanding what you can learn about
your relatives and the way they lived and worked. For instance, I tried
looking up whether my Young Judaea meetings were reported on. The reason
for my particular interest was that I had a wonderful photograph of my
Young Judaea Regional Meeting which had been held in Atlanta, GA, and I
had wanted to identify all the people in it whose names I had, by now,
mostly forgotten entirely. However, I found that they weren't in this
particular newspaper, although they had been in others. There were
informational stories or adverts regarding the Young Judaea Camps which
I had attended which brought back many memories.

So, it is always a pleasure when someone reads your posting and responds so
readily like Peggy Freedman did and with such a good resource. I would also
add a resource which is the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities:
http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ which is part of the Goldring /
Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Lots of great information
there.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net